Thursday, May 31, 2018
Standard recommendation on calcium intake may trigger certain cancers in African Americans, evolutionary historian says
DENTON (UNT), Texas The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Sciences has long recommended that adults consume at least 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily, and women age 50 and older should consume even more.
What’s great advice for Americans with European ethnicity, however, may not be great advice for Americans with West African ancestry. That demographic has high susceptibility to certain cancers when exposed to America’s calcium-rich, dairy food culture, according to Constance Hilliard, University of North Texas researcher in evolutionary African history....
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A UNT student’s language is disappearing. She and her classmates hope to prevent that.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Communication studies, political science faculty available to discuss State of the Union January 30
President Donald J. Trump will give his first formal State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress next Tuesday (Jan. 30). He is expected to reset the narrative that his policy agenda and approval ratings have been damaged by internal chaos and his own behavior by touting his most notable achievements. The speech will be televised live, and several Democratic members of Congress have said they will boycott the speech.
Monday, December 4, 2017
UNT Media Arts students win two Student Production Lone Star Emmy® Awards
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas’ student-run cable television station, North Texas Television, or ntTV, has received two College & University Student Production Awards presented by the Lone Star Chapter Emmy® Awards.
UNT Media Arts students were recognized in two categories:
- NEWSCAST- Nightly News on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Receiving the award were Jaci Mask, a May 2017 graduate in the Department of Media...
Thursday, November 30, 2017
UNT psychologist advises following the ABCs to handle holiday stress
Family, finances and travel can make December the most stressful time of the year for many.
According to Joshua Hook, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Texas, following the ABCs can help people cope with holiday stress in a positive way.
●Acceptance — Thinking that you'll have zero stress during the...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
UNT researchers study three modern presidents’ messages on income inequality
DENTON (UNT), Texas - As Congress begins debate on the tax overhaul unveiled by House Republicans, anything that President Donald Trump does to draw attention to income inequality among Americans may influence news coverage of the issue. However, Republican presidents, unlike Democratic presidents, don't tend to make discussion of income inequality a priority, according to a recent study from University of North Texas researchers.
Regardless of the...
Thursday, November 2, 2017
UNT professor in behavior analysis developing alternative to sedation for children undergoing radiation for cancer
DENTON (UNT), Texas — While radiation therapy is the most common cancer treatment for children under age 10, preparation for it may cause great stress for a child and his or her family.
A child cannot move more than 3 millimeters in any direction during radiation or risk damaging healthy cells near cancerous cells. Pediatric oncologists have routinely sedated children to keep them motionless for the therapy, so a child can't have food or water for up to 12 hours before a session. And therapy...
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
UNT faculty studying recovery of smaller Gulf Coast cities after Harvey
DENTON (UNT), Texas - Aransas, Nueces and Refugio counties along Texas' Gulf Coast received widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey when it made landfall as a Category 4 storm.
Two months later, some residents of devastated communities feel forgotten. According to University of North Texas faculty members Mary Nelan and Ronald Schumann, some believe Houston received far more attention in the media and from response organizations because of the severe...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Chief political correspondent for Jerusalem Post to give free lecture at UNT
What: "Red States, Blue States, and the Jewish State: An Insider's Look at
America’s Impact on the Future of Israel and the Wider Middle East"—
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
UNT faculty member named honorary member of international association